Ontario Announces Spring Trade Mission to China
Minister Jeff Leal and Minister Michael Chan announced they will be leading a trade mission to China in April 2015. The mission will focus on increasing opportunities for Ontario's agriculture and agri-food sector in the Chinese market. Read more here.
Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating its 1,000th hotel milestone
Celebrations kick off today at the grand opening of the Courtyard Agra in India. On March 31, the Courtyard in Walla Walla, Wash. will be designated as the 1,000th hotel. On that day, Marriott Rewards guests checking into any Courtyard worldwide will receive 1,000 points as the brand’s milestone gift. Read more here.
Construction of CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village Complete
Ontario is one step closer to being Games ready with the completion of construction of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village.
TO2015 will now begin the final preparations to ensure the Village is Games ready. The Village will be home to 7,100 athletes and team officials during the Pan American Games, and 3,200 athletes and team officials during the Parapan American Games. Read more here
Current Performance Indicators for December 2014
The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with December 2014 data, view it here.
December 2014 Aviation Activity Report (and 2014 full year) is now available
The December 2014 Aviation Activity Report (and 2014 full year) is now available for your information and reference, click here.
2014 Tourism Performance
Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014, Tourism Toronto announced today. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination. Additionally, Toronto led the country in hotel occupancy and hotel room nights sold. See press release here.
Ontario Releases Climate Change Strategy Discussion Paper
Ontario has released a climate change discussion paper and invites citizens, businesses and communities to share ideas about how to successfully fight climate change while fostering economic growth and keeping our businesses competitive. Read more here
Robert Housez, GM of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre is named Hotelier of the Year!
The Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) announced the recipients of its annual Gold Awards in early February.
The Hotelier of the year goes to Robert Housez, general manager of the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre for his work with the Greater Toronto Hotel Association. Read more here.
InnVest REIT, KingSett Capital & Ivanhoe Cambridge Complete the Acquisition of Fairmont Royal York
InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust and KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No. 5, announced today the completion of its previously announced joint venture acquisition from Ivanhoé Cambridge of an aggregate 80% interest in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Ivanhoé Cambridge retained a 20% interest in the property. Read more here.
Marriott buys Canada's Delta Hotels for $168M
Marriott International Inc. has signed a deal to buy the Delta hotel brand from B.C. Investment Management Corp. for $168 million. Read more here
November 2014 Tourism Snapshot
Please be advised that the Canadian Tourism Commission has just released the November 2014 Tourism Snapshot, view it here
Current Performance Indicators for November 2014
The Ministry’s Current Performance Indicators have been updated with November 2014 data, available here
Premier Wynne Calls for Canadian Infrastructure Partnership
Premier Kathleen Wynne today called for a Canadian Infrastructure Partnership- a collaboration that would have an explicit objective of investing five per cent of GDP in infrastructure renewal. Read more here.
The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto earns CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award
Thirty-six luxurious hotels and 33 world-class restaurants in southern Ontario have earned the CAA/AAA Four or Five Diamond Award rating in the past 12 months for the coveted spots on the 2015 lists. See the list here.